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Rainy Day Blues – Crawdaddies Play Harbor Center Annapolis under threatening skies (16)
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A band founded in 1995 on the premise of “why not, it might just work,” The Crawdaddies infuse Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, Ska, Roots, Rock and Reggae into an incomparable, groove-laden sound that is unquestionably its own.
Click the photo above for a larger image. The Crawdaddies are, Kraig Greff, accordion, piano; Chris Huntington, guitar, vocals; Kenny Jones, vocals, guitar, washboard; Bob Hill, drums, vocals and Chris Sellman, bass, vocals. Each road-seasoned member hosts an impressive and diverse musical / performance resume, most notably, Greff who toured with Della Reese, Barry White, Joe Williams and Diana Ross.
Consummate headliners, the eclectic, good-time spirit of their set has allowed The Crawdaddies to share the stage with a wide range of artists including: Etta James, Charlie Daniels, Buddy Guy, The Old 97s, The Radiators, Jimmy Cliff, Carbon Leaf, CJ Chenier, John Eddie, Joan Jett, The Spinners, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Terrance Simien, G. E. Smith, Marcia Ball, Marshall Crenshaw, The Young Dubliners, Buckwheat Zydeco, and Reel Big Fish.
The band continues to tour the USA and is a regular fixture on the national college, festival and theater circuits. In 2005 The Crawdaddies had a great live performance recorded at the famous WC Handy Blues Festival in Kentucky for the popular PBS music program “Jubilee” and this show can now be seen nationally in most PBS markets. The band has been selected to showcase mainstage at three NACA (National Association of Campus Activities) conferences and has showcased the prestigious NACA national convention in Nashville, TN. In 2006 AOL Citiguide chose The Crawdaddies as “editor’s pick” for best entertainment in Baltimore, MD.
The Crawdaddies’ three CDs, "Keep Lookin’ Up," "Accordions Are Cool" and "Spice it Up," are in regular rotation on college radio, Internet radio and broad-format “triple A” radio stations world wide. The Crawdaddies’ song “Gimme Some” can now be heard in over 13 million homes on the popular NESN (New England Sports Network) program “Port-O-Call”. In July, 2007, the song "Gimme Some" also landed in the top 20 of the Unisong International Song Contest Category: AAA / Americana. The music video for the song "The Life of Riley" won an award at the 2007 BVA Film Festival.
The Crawdaddies’ most recent release "Keep Lookin’ Up" (Louddust Recordings) was nominated for a Wammie award by the Washington Area Music Association and CD "Spice it Up" won awards in two categories at the 2006 Just Plain Folks Music Awards, Santa Anna, California!
For additional information or to contact The Crawdaddies, call 410-903-8634 or visit www.thecrawdaddies.com